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The calendar in revolutionary France : perceptions of time in literature, culture, politics, Sanja Perovic

Label
The calendar in revolutionary France : perceptions of time in literature, culture, politics
Title
The calendar in revolutionary France
Title remainder
perceptions of time in literature, culture, politics
Statement of responsibility
Sanja Perovic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most unusual decisions of the leaders of the French Revolution - and one that had immense practical as well as symbolic impact - was to abandon customarily accepted ways of calculating date and time to create a revolutionary calendar. The experiment lasted from 1793 to 1805 and prompted all sorts of questions about the nature of time, ways of measuring it, and its relationship to individual, community, communication and creative life. This study traces the course of the revolutionary calendar, from its cultural origins to its decline and fall. Tracing the parallel stories of the calendar and the literary genius of its creator, Sylvain Maréchal, from the Enlightenment to the Napoleonic era, Sanja Perovic reconsiders the status of the French Revolution as the purported 'origin' of modernity, the modern experience of time and the relationship between the imagination and political action"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perovic, Sanja
Dewey number
944.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CE77
LC item number
.P47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Calendar, Republican
  • Time
  • France
  • France
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
Label
The calendar in revolutionary France : perceptions of time in literature, culture, politics, Sanja Perovic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. From myth to lived experience: the literary and cultural origins of the revolutionary calendar; 2. Between the volcano and the sun: Sylvain Maréchal against his time; 3. History and nature: the double origins of Republican time; 4. Death by volcano: revolutionary terror and the problem of year II; 5. Unenthusiastic memory: imagining the festive calendar; 6. Perishable Enlightenment: wearing out the calendar; 7. The end of the lyrical Revolution and the calendar's piecemeal decline
Control code
784577138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107025950
Lccn
2012013663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)784577138
Label
The calendar in revolutionary France : perceptions of time in literature, culture, politics, Sanja Perovic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. From myth to lived experience: the literary and cultural origins of the revolutionary calendar; 2. Between the volcano and the sun: Sylvain Maréchal against his time; 3. History and nature: the double origins of Republican time; 4. Death by volcano: revolutionary terror and the problem of year II; 5. Unenthusiastic memory: imagining the festive calendar; 6. Perishable Enlightenment: wearing out the calendar; 7. The end of the lyrical Revolution and the calendar's piecemeal decline
Control code
784577138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107025950
Lccn
2012013663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)784577138

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